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Watford striker randomly picks 10 questions out of a hat and answers them

In The Hat | Troy Deeney


What was your first car?
The first car I ever owned was an A3 that I bought off my great uncle. I was at Walsall and about 19 years old, and he said I’d better have a decent car so he sold it to me!

Who was your childhood team?
Birmingham City. I used to go and watch them lots and I still do sometimes now.

Which famous person would you most like to meet?
I’d like to meet Denzel Washington, as I think he’s someone who you could have a decent conversation with.

Apart from football, what sports do you enjoy watching or playing?
Boxing and golf – I enjoy watching and playing both of them.

What’s your favourite kit that you’ve played in?
The first year that I signed here we had a red and black away kit that was made by Burrda. A bit like AC Milan. That was quality.

The Hornets' 2010/11 away kit is Deeney's favourite so far

World Cup Final, penalty shoot-out, are you taking one?  
Yes, definitely. I’m a penalty taker so I’d have to!

Toughest defender you’ve faced?
John Stones was very good last year, especially because when we played him there was a lot going on about possible moves and I thought he handled it well. Kurt Zouma was also tough.

What’s your favourite holiday destination? 
Miami or Vegas. I’ve been to both with my mates and it was good fun. I like to take my friends from home that probably wouldn’t be able to go on trips like that.

If you retired tomorrow, what would you do for the rest of your life?
I’d probably do something within the media, or go completely left-field and just enjoy being a dad. Having Christmas at home would be nice because my son’s seven now and I’ve worked Christmas Day every year since he was born.

Who would play you in a film of your life?
Someone like Dave Chappelle, who’s quite funny but can also do the serious stuff.

Article first published in The Hornet (Watford FC match programme)


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